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July 2014 Issue

Raytheon to Upgrade Phalanx CIWS for US Navy
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. (Waltham, Massachusetts) a $115.5 million contract to remanufacture, overhaul and provide upgrades to Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS). The CIWS is an integral element of the Navy's Fleet Defense In-Depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program.

Work under the contract, which was signed during the second quarter of 2014, is expected to be completed by September 2017.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Support to Joint Staff J7 Directorate for JFD
The U.S. Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center has selected Northrop Grumman Corp. (Falls Church, Virginia) as one of the seven prime contractors to continue providing logistics, intelligence and technology support to the Joint Staff J7 Directorate for Joint Force Development (JFD) in Suffolk, Virginia. The multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, has a potential value of $877 million over five years, if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide planning and execution of joint events, collective and individual joint training, joint and coalition operational analysis, joint doctrine, joint deployment training center, service joint training environment, and joint knowledge online.

OceanWorks Upgrades ADS for Italian Navy
OceanWorks International (Houston, Texas) conducted a major system upgrade of the Italian Navy's Atmospheric Diving Systems (ADS). The enhancements to the HARDSUIT System are focused on thruster and buoyancy, and electronics and communications.

To accommodate the change in physical configuration and weight distribution of this system, OceanWorks packaged the thruster upgrade with a redesigned buoyancy and backpack system.

MKU Joins F-125 German Frigate Project for Improved Survivability
MKU GmbH (Sittensen, Germany) is working on the Baden Wurttemberg-class frigate project F-125, which is being built for the German Navy by the German shipyards Thyssenkrupp (Essen, Germany) and Lürssen (Bremen-Vegesack, Germany) at a cost of more than €650 million each. This project features enhanced survivability, ensuring that the ships remain operational in spite of severe damage due to accident or enemy action.

AXYS Completes WindSentinel Precommissioning for US Navy
AXYS Technologies Inc. (Sidney, Canada) has completed precommissioning of a WindSentinel platform for the U.S. Navy project to validate an offshore floating lidar wind resource assessment system. AXYS teamed up with Sound & Sea Technology (Lynnwood, Washington) and DNV GL (Høvik, Norway) to secure the contract and supply the system. The lidar underwent an initial six-month testing process overseen by DNV GL in 2013. The WindSentinel is now ready and awaiting the final deployment location to be determined by the Navy.

Sound & Sea Technology will provide management of the program, coordination with the Navy, ocean engineering expertise, environmental planning and installation support.

DNV GL will provide an independent evaluation of the validity of the floating lidar system by identifying measurement requirements and metrics to qualify the system for use in wind power development.

MBDA to Provide Sea Ceptor for New Zealand Navy ANZAC Upgrade
The New Zealand Ministry of Defence signed a contract with MBDA (Paris, France) for the provision of Sea Ceptor for the Local Area Air Defence element of the Royal New Zealand Navy's ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade project. It confirms the selection of the system by the Navy for its ANZAC frigates that was announced in October 2013.

Huntington Ingalls Acquires UniversalPegasus
Huntington Ingalls Industries (Newport News, Virginia), HII, has acquired UniversalPegasus International Holdings (Houston, Texas), a provider of engineering and project management services to the domestic and international energy markets. UPI will be a subsidiary of HII, reporting to Chris Kastner, corporate vice president and general manager of corporate development.

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